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Volvo tests hybrid wheel loader

A prototype hybrid wheel loader from Volvo Construction Equipment is promising up to a 50 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency. On July 12, Volvo released six months of field test results for its LX1,...

Nye Manufacturing’s shark teeth take bite out of workload

Nye Manufacturing turned to one of the ocean’s greatest predators to solve a dilemma in handling municipal solid waste. The Mississauga-based Nye Manufacturing, a builder of custom heavy equipment attachments, created an excavator mounted bucket and thumb...

Canadian home construction nears five-year high

The first six months of 2017 is setting a healthy pace for housing construction throughout most of Canada. In June, Canada recorded 215,458 housing starts, compared to 214,570 units in May 2017, according to Canada...

Toromont Cat shines light on new tech

This spring, Toromont Cat opened its dealerships’ doors to highlight various technological advancements now available on their machines. Dubbed Technology Days, Toromont Cat invited its customers to several of its dealerships, from Winnipeg to Cornerbrook,...

The Cobra 230: Compact with impact

EvoQuip’s new Cobra 230 impact crusher is allowing its operator to begin crushing minutes after the machine arrives at the jobsite. Regardless of its application, the company claims the Cobra 230, equipped with a Volvo 275 hp...

Caterpillar signs MOU with robotic bricklayer

Caterpillar is exploring how to offer a robotic bricklayer to its customers. On July 2, the Australia-based Fastbrick Robotics announced it is entering a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Caterpillar. The MOU lays the groundwork to develop a...

A half century of Wacker Neuson Canada

While Wacker Neuson is commemorating its 50th anniversary in Canada, the company is celebrating more than the half-century milestone. In June, Wacker Neuson invited its clients to its headquarters in Mississauga, a relatively new base...

One size doesn’t fit all: Find the right truck and body

By Josh Swank, vice president of sales and marketing for Philippi-Hagenbuch Inc. Maximizing output and productivity are main objectives for every operation. For off-highway hauling, volumetric capacity, weight distribution and heaping may limit the productivity of standard...